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(NPR)   Tips on social distancing from a man who's the only resident of an abandoned silver mining town located at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. "Yeah, I mean this is no change for me"   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-04-01 6:23:56 PM  
Color me jealous.

That man has what it takes.
 
2020-04-01 6:27:01 PM  
Wonder what his favorite PornHub category is? Masturbation?

Seriously, he has very good suggestions. I've been trying to set a routine since this thing kicked off. I'm finding it harder than I thought.
 
2020-04-01 6:54:38 PM  
I bet he's infected.
 
2020-04-01 7:54:55 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I bet he's infected.


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2020-04-01 8:54:39 PM  
Pretty good movie list
 
2020-04-01 9:38:02 PM  
If you go to this town (Gothic, CO) you see the "Billy Barr Community Center" and a coffee shop.
 
2020-04-01 10:01:03 PM  
He also has a Wikipedia page.  And featured in a video: The End of Snow:
The End of Snow
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2020-04-01 11:49:21 PM  
It is a shame that most of the lighthouses these days are automated. I think I could stand a decade or two working in a remote lighthouse somewhere.
 
2020-04-01 11:49:27 PM  
I get the feeling, somewhere, someplace, an Incel is laughing his ass off.
 
2020-04-01 11:49:37 PM  
If he was smart, he would have remained silent.

Because right now there's a significant number of shiatstains planning to move to Gothic, Colo, because it's "safe".
 
2020-04-01 11:51:43 PM  
"I have a nice chair for me and I have two other chairs with the idea that I'd invite people up," he said. "And I never do."

#metoo
 
2020-04-01 11:53:57 PM  
He lives in an abandoned silver mine at nearly 10,000 feet in altitude in the Rocky Mountains.
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2020-04-01 11:55:47 PM  
I find it interesting that he likes to watch cricket to relax at night.  I guess he gets satellite or digital TV up there...and I wonder how he got interested in the sport in the first place.
 
2020-04-01 11:57:52 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: If you go to this town (Gothic, CO) you see the "Billy Barr Community Center" and a coffee shop.


Ol' Billy Snowday
 
2020-04-01 11:58:18 PM  

The Third Man: I find it interesting that he likes to watch cricket to relax at night.  I guess he gets satellite or digital TV up there...and I wonder how he got interested in the sport in the first place.


It's the only sport boring enough for him.
 
2020-04-01 11:58:26 PM  
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2020-04-02 12:00:27 AM  
Funny you don't see those PSA's from the medical/pshych community anymore about 'Living alone will make you life shorter, cause depression, high blood pressure" "Just losers who feel sorry for themselves" ect ect.
Now it's all "STAY HOME. STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE OR YOU'LL CATCH TEH CORONAS!11
 
2020-04-02 12:00:59 AM  

AirForceVet: Wonder what his favorite PornHub category is? Masturbation?

Seriously, he has very good suggestions. I've been trying to set a routine since this thing kicked off. I'm finding it harder than I thought.


Does drinking count?
 
2020-04-02 12:01:43 AM  

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that's good...
 
2020-04-02 12:05:30 AM  

Godscrack: Funny you don't see those PSA's from the medical/pshych community anymore about 'Living alone will make you life shorter, cause depression, high blood pressure" "Just losers who feel sorry for themselves" ect ect.
Now it's all "STAY HOME. STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE OR YOU'LL CATCH TEH CORONAS!11


Seriously.
I have a question.  (Context 1st)
My whole life people had no problem staying away from me. Especially if they wasn't a cop or criminal.
That said.
My question.
(Clearly people, history shows, people like to be ugly and pick people to be ugly to and isolate that person against their will. )
Why aren't people just acting like everyone else is that person in school they acted like was covered in poop?
 
2020-04-02 12:26:58 AM  
Paradise.
 
2020-04-02 12:36:20 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: If he was smart, he would have remained silent.

Because right now there's a significant number of shiatstains planning to move to Gothic, Colo, because it's "safe".


I may or may not be one of them
 
2020-04-02 12:45:26 AM  

bongon247: Color me jealous.

That man has what it takes.


Just don't bring whatever enthusiastic encouragement you just received to my side of the mountain.
 
2020-04-02 12:47:01 AM  

thesharkman: Thong_of_Zardoz: If he was smart, he would have remained silent.

Because right now there's a significant number of shiatstains planning to move to Gothic, Colo, because it's "safe".

I may or may not be one of them


No real estate in that town but there is about 4-6 miles away but nearly a 30 minute drive.
 
2020-04-02 12:52:54 AM  
I mean after all this time, maybe those people in Centrallia PA had the right idea continuing to live over that hellmouth.
 
2020-04-02 1:00:57 AM  

SamFlagg: I mean after all this time, maybe those people in Centrallia PA had the right idea continuing to live over that hellmouth.


The devil you know...
 
2020-04-02 2:19:45 AM  
Well, step one of his tips is already been well and truly completed... New Horizons just started the Easter and sakura events that I'm up to my eyeballs farming. Come tomorrow when my new room finishes I'll have an egg room to practice my Egghead puns in as I work towards a sakura room once the damn dyi recipes start dropping.
 
2020-04-02 3:13:33 AM  

SamFlagg: I mean after all this time, maybe those people in Centrallia PA had the right idea continuing to live over that hellmouth.


It was OK before all the demons showed up.

/I grew up about 30 miles from Centralia, somewhere I've got a picture of me and my friends eating in a restaurant there a few months before the town was condemned
 
2020-04-02 3:29:36 AM  
He was doing fine until that nosy reporter showed up.
 
2020-04-02 4:03:31 AM  

Mock26: It is a shame that most of the lighthouses these days are automated. I think I could stand a decade or two working in a remote lighthouse somewhere.


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2020-04-02 4:46:32 AM  

waxbeans: I get the feeling, somewhere, someplace, an Incel is laughing his ass off.


Before or after his mom brings him a hot Pocket to his basement bunker?
 
2020-04-02 4:59:21 AM  

thesharkman: Thong_of_Zardoz: If he was smart, he would have remained silent.

Because right now there's a significant number of shiatstains planning to move to Gothic, Colo, because it's "safe".

I may or may not be one of them


Planning to move to Gothic, CO, or a sh*tstain?

/;)
 
2020-04-02 5:06:14 AM  

groppet: waxbeans: I get the feeling, somewhere, someplace, an Incel is laughing his ass off.

Before or after his mom brings him a hot Pocket to his basement bunker?


Why do people like hot pockets? It's just a damn potpie.
 
2020-04-02 6:22:46 AM  

bongon247: Color me jealous.

That man has what it takes.


Yup. Sounds like a guy who has worked out a life which suits him very well, and is solitary without being crazy. Good advice, too.
 
2020-04-02 6:23:36 AM  

The Third Man: SamFlagg: I mean after all this time, maybe those people in Centrallia PA had the right idea continuing to live over that hellmouth.

It was OK before all the demons showed up.

/I grew up about 30 miles from Centralia, somewhere I've got a picture of me and my friends eating in a restaurant there a few months before the town was condemned


Outdoor BBQ?
 
2020-04-02 6:58:35 AM  

waxbeans: Godscrack: Funny you don't see those PSA's from the medical/pshych community anymore about 'Living alone will make you life shorter, cause depression, high blood pressure" "Just losers who feel sorry for themselves" ect ect.
Now it's all "STAY HOME. STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE OR YOU'LL CATCH TEH CORONAS!11

Seriously.
I have a question.  (Context 1st)
My whole life people had no problem staying away from me. Especially if they wasn't a cop or criminal.
That said.
My question.
(Clearly people, history shows, people like to be ugly and pick people to be ugly to and isolate that person against their will. )
Why aren't people just acting like everyone else is that person in school they acted like was covered in poop?


That was standard "shun ONE person to make yourself feel more accepted by everyone else."

Modern life has become shun ALL people...and them shunning YOU...and those of us who never moved beyond high-school popularity BS are having trouble adjusting.

/personally, I find great comfort in my vast well of contempt for my fellow man
 
2020-04-02 8:29:43 AM  
I wish I still had my movie rating spreadsheet.  The problem is I kept it all on Netflix and then around April 2017 they freaking switched to thumbs up or thumbs down and sent it straight to Hell.

I guess I should start copying everything to a spreadsheet.

Including my Fark comments, which I guess in a way has replaced journaling for me.

*Note to self, back up notes to self in a carbon paper format.
 
2020-04-02 8:46:59 AM  

The Envoy: thesharkman: Thong_of_Zardoz: If he was smart, he would have remained silent.

Because right now there's a significant number of shiatstains planning to move to Gothic, Colo, because it's "safe".

I may or may not be one of them

Planning to move to Gothic, CO, or a sh*tstain?

/;)


Why not both?
 
2020-04-02 10:29:59 AM  

Mock26: It is a shame that most of the lighthouses these days are automated. I think I could stand a decade or two working in a remote lighthouse somewhere.


My wife's grandfather left the Navy and moved into a lighthouse for quite a few years, on the Oregon coast. His pictures from that time were awesome.
 
2020-04-02 2:37:05 PM  

Turnip_the_radio: Mock26: It is a shame that most of the lighthouses these days are automated. I think I could stand a decade or two working in a remote lighthouse somewhere.

My wife's grandfather left the Navy and moved into a lighthouse for quite a few years, on the Oregon coast. His pictures from that time were awesome.


I would also settle for a quiet little cabin along some fjord in Norway. That would work, too.
 
2020-04-02 3:17:03 PM  
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